Sunday, January 17, 2010

How I Lost 6 lbs...and How My Husband Found Them

Many Moms I talk to have told me that once their children start eating table food, they end up gaining a bit of weight too. A few of my Mom friends have told me that they end up eating their babies' leftovers or they pick at their babies' food. There are always leftovers, so they end up having to finish their babies' meals.

This isn't the case for me. I've actually lost 6 lbs in the past two and a half weeks. The brand new jeans I just bought at Old Navy? The one new piece of clothing I bought for myself as a treat? Those new jeans that I love are now way too loose and hang halfway down my legs. No joke. They fall off me whenever I walk. How? Well, Little One is a bottomless pit. Sometimes I think the kid has tapeworm or something. Friends joke that she has fourteen hollow legs, because the kid can eat! Just to give you an example, she ate an entire chicken breast, half a sweet potato, broccoli, green beans, yogurt, and half a mini bagel for supper...AND after she polished her meal off, she chased it with some milk.

Yeah. The kid can eat!

What normally ends up happening is that she'll eat her food and then eat from my plate. I rarely end up eating a plate of food to myself, because my 14 month old daughter always wants what I'm eating. Funny, because she eats whatever we eat! With me not eating a lot at meal time (because Little One scarfs down my food), and by the time I'm done cleaning up after her (she has got to be the messiest eater I've ever seen!), I am absolutely exhausted. I often end up too tired to eat.

On the flip side, Hubby has GAINED weight! Those 6 lbs I lost? Hubby has acquired them. I suppose it doesn't help that I've discovered how to make his favourite treat in the world! Hubby LOVES cinnamon rolls and the beautiful, funny, and talented Momisodes shared her recipe here.

Unfortunately Fortunately, the recipe is super easy to make and takes no time at all to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls!

Mix up the dough.
Roll out the dough and spread on the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Half-dressed cinnamon rolls. Fresh out of the oven and in need of some
serious slathering of icing sugar!

Piping hot and ready to eat!

I made them for our friends and they gave them two thumbs up. We get together with friends once a month for what we call "FAT FRIDAY". It's actually "wing night" at our friends' house. Little One plays with their 2 yr old son and 13 month old daughter. Mommy and Daddy get to socialize with other adults. It's a win-win situation. Good food. Good friends. Good times. Fat Friday is also the only night I make dessert for and it's the only night Hubby gets to eat dessert (or any junk food for that matter). Spicy chicken wings, fries, Caesar salad and dessert = Hubby's favourite meal of the month! Haha!


caninecologne said...

hi c - wow, she sure can eat! that's a lot of food for a tiny baby!!!!! :) at least she has a good appetite and doesn't seem too picky. i feel so sorry for parents whose kids are picky or allergic or whatever. what a nightmare that must be to figure out what they can eat or not.

i've gained weight too since tc was born, but not from eating her leftovers since i don't do that. my weight caught up to me a couple of years ago...just a few pounds. not noticeable to many, but noticeable to me. it's because i hate to exercise so now i need to jumpstart my metabolism again!

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Momisodes said...

OMG! I'm so excited you tried the recipe :) It looks like they turned out great!

And what a cutie pie you have there. That is wonderful she has a great appetite. My daughter was the same way when we introduced solids, and has not changed a bit since! It definitely makes for easier meals when your little one is not a picky eater :)

C said...

I know! Pretty crazy how much she can eat, eh? It actually worried me at first that she eats so much, but the doctor said she's fine! LOL! Funny, parents worry that their kids don't eat enough and they worry that their kids eat too much. I guess it's just that she's so tiny, and has got such a voracious appetite! Ah, well. I think she takes after her Dad! :)

Yeah, I don't eat LO's leftovers. It's not something I'd do. She, on the other hand, doesn't seem to find any problems eating off MY plate AFTER she's eaten all of HER food! LOL!

You gained weight after TC? You're sooooooooo fit! You are a hottie!!

C said...

I was going to e-mail you to tell you I tried your recipe! It's a HIT with Hubby and my friends! Hubby says the recipe is a keeper and wouldn't mind if I made the cinnamon rolls more often! LOL!

I also wanted to see how you're doing and how that little bambino (or bambina?) inside you is doing. When's your due date? xoxo

caninecologne said...

hi c - i lost most of my weight after 1 week. i just had 5 lbs leftoever. it stayed. and then some. it's not much but it sucks to not fit into my clothes. i've been the same size for years and now my clothes are not fitting right.

that's so FUNNY that your daughter will eat stuff off YOUR plate! too cute!

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Connie Weiss said...

I eat my kids food and they eat mine. Except now that I'm eating diet food and they still eat mine.

Fat Friday sounds awesome!

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